11/29/2016

 

 



 

  CH Bus delivers 2 Temsas, opens new maintenance, repair facility
 

CH Bus delivers 2 Temsas - Opens new maintenance and repair facility

From "Metro":

Sheboygan, Wisconson-based Discovery Coach recently added two 2016 Temsa TS 45 motorcoaches from CH Bus Sales, equipped with options, including 110-volt plugs, USB ports, Alcoa Dura-Bright ® wheels, cup holders, enclosed parcel racks, REI audio/video, side and driver shades, and upright Ramco chrome mirrors.

The Temsa TS 45 is constructed from stainless steel and is equipped with the Cummins ISX engine and Allison B500 transmission.

mportant safety features come standard, such as an engine fire suppression system, lane departure warning system, tire pressure monitoring system, and laminated and tempered windows.

In addition, CH Bus Sales announced the opening of a new motorcoach maintenance and repair facility in Burlingame, Calif. The new facility is located just off Hwy 101 near San Francisco’s SFO airport, which offers a very convenient location for customers. This new facility will offer a fully-stocked retail parts center and will be staffed with expertise to support all makes and models of motorcoaches, according to the company.   READ MORE >

 

  COTA to provide free Wi-Fi on entire 444-bus fleet
 

From:  The Columbus Dispatch:

Like many, Dublin’s Tristan Stover, a Columbus State student who rides the bus to and from school every day, wants online access all the time.

That can be difficult for those who don’t pay extra for unlimited internet access on their smart phone or other devices and for those who ride public buses.

“I try not to use data when I don’t have Wi-Fi,” Stover, 19, said, his smartphone in his hand as he waited for a bus Downtown. “I try to be responsible about it.”

When he hops on any Central Ohio Transit Authority bus after Jan. 31, Stover won’t have to worry about it. That’s when COTA will provide free Wi-Fi on all 444 of its buses, becoming the first large U.S. city to do that, said Michael Carroll, COTA’s information technology director.

“We’ve made a commitment to customer service,” Carroll said. “It’s giving (riders) options they don’t have now.”

COTA has been working on the project for about a year. It has two parts.

The first is to upgrade COTA’s fleet to 4G service, allowing wireless internet access at higher speeds on buses by Dec. 1. That is being done to increase communication between buses and COTA. Now, COTA buses communicate electronically once per minute with COTA computers to track their location. That helps administrators know if there are any breakdowns or other problems and if buses are on schedule.

With the upgrade, those electronic transmissions will be made every 15 seconds, Carroll said, making locations of each bus known to COTA  -  and riders using an app that tracks COTA buses  -  so all will know where the bus is in real time.

The 4G upgrade also allows COTA to provide Wi-Fi for its entire fleet. “The bus is really a rolling hot spot driving around the city,” Carroll said.   READ MORE >

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